Mansfield and Warsop MP Ben Bradley today highlighted the billions of pounds of Levelling Up money that has been set aside for the East Midlands region. Ben raised this during departmental questions for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).
During his question, Ben highlighted the multiple projects that have been confirmed to benefit the East Midlands. This includes projects such as ‘freeports, development companies, Integrated Rail Plan, investment zones, and Levelling Up and Town Fund projects.’
Ben also thanked the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove for his recent visits to Mansfield and the East Midlands. During these visits, Michael Gove examined progress on the Beales redevelopment in Mansfield, which will help to rejuvenate the town centre as well as travelling to Derbyshire for updates on devolution.
Ending his question, Ben asked Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Dehenna Davidson MP ‘what impact she thinks that might have on my constituency?’ Responding, Dehenna praised the local leadership of Ben in driving forward these projects while also stating the levelling Up projects will ‘… have an enormous impact on the people living in the East Midlands, on their life chances, on their opportunities …’
Commenting, Ben Bradley stated:
‘It was brilliant to get the opportunity earlier today at DLUHC questions to raise some of the key Levelling Up projects that we have secured in the East Midlands. My East Midlands colleagues and I have bene working hard to secure transformational projects like STEP Fusion, investment zones, devolution deals and freeports just to name a few.’
‘These projects represent an investment reaching billions of pounds for our region and pave the way for an exciting future for our area.’
‘I will continue to push locally to ensure we deliver on these projects as well as liaising with government for more support for the East Midlands where and when it is needed.’